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7

Home Remedies for Teeth Whitening

Posted in Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening has proven effective in improving and brightening a person’s smile.

Discoloration and stained teeth are often the result of years of consuming certain beverages and foods. The common drinks that stain and discolor teeth are coffee, wine, tea, and soda.

Furthermore, foods such as soy sauce and tomato sauce can also cause your teeth to become stained. The good news is that there are some natural remedies to help you brighten your teeth.

Here are two common home remedies for whiter teeth:

  • Baking soda – this is perhaps one of the most effective, natural teeth-whitening agents. It contains an acid neutralizer that has a mild-abrasive property, which can remove stains from tooth enamel. You can either purchase toothpaste with baking soda, or simply sprinkle a very small amount of baking soda on top of your current toothpaste.
  • Hydrogen peroxide – this oxidizing antiseptic can actually brighten your teeth if used twice each month. One tablespoon of water is mixed together with one tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide. It is then swished around the teeth for about 60 seconds. After spitting out the mixture, wait 2 to 3 minutes before rinsing with water.

While these natural, home remedies are helpful, they are limited in their ability to whiten your teeth. In other words, these natural remedies will only whiten your teeth to a certain extent.

For dramatically brighter teeth, you should consider professional in-office teeth whitening treatment and also custom, take-home teeth whitening kits. These two options are powerful enough to give your smile and teeth a complete transformation.

Contact your local dentist to find out more about having your teeth whitened with either of these treatments.

Posted on behalf of Grateful Dental

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